Fly-tipping is illegal

Tip-offWhether it is just one bin bag, an old item of furniture or a truck load of rubbish, dumping waste on land that is not meant to be used for waste disposal is illegal.

Even if you pay someone else to dispose of your rubbish it is your legal responsibility to make sure they will dispose of it correctly. We can issue a £300 fine to anyone caught, without needing to prosecute them through the courts.

You could also face a prison sentence of up to 5 years, an unlimited fine or both if prosecuted for fly-tipping.

Fly-tipping causes lots of problems including:

  • A high cost to taxpayers and private landowners to clear it up
  • Threats to humans and wildlife, and damages to our environment
  • Spoiling our enjoyment of our towns and countryside
  • Illegal waste disposal companies undercut those operating within the law

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